Anna Patynek - djembe, conga, percussion
Patrycja Napierała - drums, udu, darabuka
Mamadou Diouf - vocal, shekere
Michał Marecki - keyboards, back vocal
Paweł Mazurczak - double bass, back vocal
Grzegorz Rytka - saxophones, back vocal
Łukasz Hodor - trombone
Piotr Korzeniowski - trumpet
Buba Badjie Kuyateh - kora
Pablopavo - vocal
Marcin Rumiński - vocal, throat singing
Pako Sarr - vocal
Janusz Tytman - mandolin
London ambient sounds recorded by Antek Rutczyński
Mamadou & Sama Yoon band was founded in 2014 on initiative of Senegal artist Mamadou Diouf and saxophonist Grzegorz Rytka. The formation was joined by Patrycja Napierała, Ania Patynek, Michał Marecki and Paweł Mazurczak (musicians known for performing with famous Warsaw bands such as T.Love, Kapela ze wsi Warszawa and Kayah & Transoriental Orchestra).
Song's lyrics are mostly in Wolof language (native language of Mamadou Diouf). They are about nostalgy, love, tradition, seeking knowledge and about paying respect to other people.
Sama Yoon in Wolof means "my way", "my choice". The way, which musicians are travelling by leads through afrobeat, ethno, folk and reggae. Yet, the number of genres should not be suprising due to individuality and experience of all band members.
released April 5, 2016
All lyrics by Mamadou Diouf except track 02. by Mamadou Diouf & Pablopavo.
London ambient sounds recorded by Antek Rutczyński.
Recorded 1-3rd April 2015 in "The Rolling Tapes Studio" and June 2015 in Studio Srebrna, Gabinet PP and Tarchostudio in Warsaw (Poland), mix & master at Studio AS One.
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